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Homework Help: N-harmonic oscillators

  1. Sep 13, 2006 #1
    I am having this problem in my book:

    For a set of N identical harmonic oscillators, the energy for the ith harmonic oscillator is E(i)= (n(i) - 1/2)*h (nu).
    (a) What is the total energy of this system?
    (b) What is the number of states, Omega (E) , for N=2 and 3?
    (c) What is the number of states for a large N.

    I thought about the first part. I think I should just add all these energies.

    Basma
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2006 #2
    Any help would be appreciated. I can't even start this problem.

    Thanks
     
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